Primus (Marvel Comics)

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Primus is the name of two villains in the Marvel Comics universe.

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Captain America #209 (May 1977)
Created by Jack Kirby
In-story information
Notable aliases Steve Rogers

Arnim Zola's Primus[edit]

The first Primus is a shapeshifting bio-android, an artificial humanoid created by the mad scientist named Arnim Zola. Primus thinks independently, and has superhuman strength and can harden his body to stone-like consistency. He can also alter his shape, so as to resemble a specific human being exactly. Zola caused Primus to merge with Doughboy, which was another of his creations, and which could assume unusual shapes.[volume & issue needed] Primus can now turn himself into Doughboy and retain mental control of Doughboy while in the latter's form.[volume & issue needed]

Primus has been a foe of Captain America,[volume & issue needed] and the New Warriors,[volume & issue needed] and an ally of the Mad Thinker.[volume & issue needed]

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Marvel Spotlight v2, #4 (January 1980)
Created by Archie Goodwin & Steve Ditko
In-story information
Alter ego Primus
Team affiliations Thunderbolts
Abilities Transformation into living shadow

Alien Primus[edit]

Being born to alien parents of the planet Archko, Primus spent most of his childhood life living there. At one point in his life, he got attacked by the Screamers who killed his parents and wife Stara. Primus was revealed to have trained in the use of shadow powers originating from the Shadow Realm. He fled to Earth where he was found by the first Captain Marvel.[volume & issue needed] Together they defeated the evil Screamers, and Mar-Vell offered to help Primus get his life back in order, but Primus preferred to live alone.[volume & issue needed] What became of him next is unknown as Primus wasn't seen since.


External links[edit]

  • Primus at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe